May 31, 2010

CfA: Western Balkan countries research project management capacity building in the context of EARMA annual conference 2010

CALL FOR APPLICATION for the participation in Western Balkan countries research project management capacity building in the context of EARMA annual conference 2010

Date: 20th till 23rd of June 2010

Venue: Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Poljanski nasip 2, 1000
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Deadline for Applications: 8th of June 2010 (online application form:
http://www.investsciencesee.info/reg/

Selection of participants and notification: 10th of June 2010

Austrian Science and Research Liaison office Ljubljana www.aso.zsi.at has identified project management capacity building as a key precondition for Western Balkan countries to harness the great potentials offered by European Research Area and the process of European integration and for WBC researchers to fulfill the role of a reliable, successful and sought for partner in EU projects.

Therefore ASO Ljubljana is joining efforts with European Association of Research Managers and Administrators www.earma.org on research management capacity building in WBCs by facilitating the participation of research managers and administrators (approx. 10 people) from Western Balkan countries in this year's annual EARMA conference which will be held June 20-23 in Ljubljana www.earma-ljubljana2010.org/ .

Programme

EARMA 2010 Conference programme will consist of plenary and keynote lectures, as well as a wide variety of parallel workshops and sessions dealing with many practical aspects of research management and administration.

The programme is divided into three subject 'tracks', and aims to cover the following:

- FP7 management and Finance: 7 financial rules, full costing, certification, timesheets, and audits

- Research Office Services - models of research office support structures, project management, and adding value to proposals

- Research Strategy & Policy - funding strategies, industry-university collaborations, and building research capacity

Further information about the programme: www.earma-ljubljana2010.org/

In addition to the main conference workshops and sessions which will take place on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 of June, Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Ljubljana (http://www.aso.zsi.at) will organize in the late afternoon/early evening of June 20th a special networking meeting of WBC participants in order to enhance cooperation and networking in SEE region (and Austria and Slovenia) and to present some leading European projects and initiatives in the field of S&T cooperation with the region (like e.g. The Western Balkan Countries INCO-NET www.wbc-inco. net, Steering Platform on Research for Western Balkan countries etc.).

Who can apply

Research Managers and Research Administrators, from both governmental and academic levels, from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

Applications for participation of female research managers are highly encouraged. Early stage career researchers who have not yet administered research projects but intend to do so as part of their career development plan can also apply.

Language: English

Organisational and contact details:

Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office (ASO) Ljubljana will cover the participation fee, travel expenses (limited travel grant by economic class public transport) and local accommodation for the 10 selected participants.

We kindly ask you to fill in the online application form at
http://www.investsciencesee.info/reg/index.php/ form until 8th of June 2010. The organisers will inform you about the outcome of the selection procedure by 10th of June 2010.

For information regarding this call please contact: Dr. Miroslav Polzer, Director ASO Ljubljana (polzer@zsi.at) or. Mr. Gorazd Weiss (weiss@zsi.at), tel. 00 386-1-568 41 68

With financial support of:

- Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

- Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology

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MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans), University of Arts Belgrade

University of Arts in Belgrade in cooperation with the University Lyon 2 is organizing joint MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans). Accredited by the University Lyon 2 and supported by other partner universities, professional organizations and guest experts from all over Europe, it attracts not only students from the Balkan region, but also those coming from Europe and worldwide who are drawn to challenges and who seek a new, stimulating and different study environment. Entire course is taught in English and French and it has gained an international reputation.

For its excellence in promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture, the MA in Cultural Policy and Management has been named UNESCO Chair in 2004.

Application deadlines for the 2010/11 school year are:
- June inscription period 1st July 2010
- September inscription period 27th September 2010.

For more information please visit:
http://www.arts.bg.ac.rs/rektoraten/stud/?id=infobuduci

or contact program coordinator directly at:
coordinator@arts.bg.ac.rs
Tel. +381 11 2626 994


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University of Sydney World Scholars 2011

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY WORLD SCHOLARS
APPLICATION GUIDELINES – SEMESTER 1 2011

Introduction

The University of Sydney World Scholars awards provide opportunities for academically gifted PhD candidates who have developed innovative research projects to undertake a PhD degree at the University of Sydney with financial support. This prestigious award will attract high-quality research candidates from a broad range of countries and disciplines. Candidates will engage in progressive research whilst facilitating the development of strong bilateral research linkages between Australia and the rest of the world.

General Guidelines

World Scholars awards support the full cost of academic tuition fees for up to three (3) years on the terms set out in these Guidelines. The scholarship will also fund a travel contribution towards the cost of a return international airfare (as set out in the „Air Travel‟ section of the Scholarship Conditions, below).
Applications are invited from international students who are citizens of the following countries ("Participating Countries"):

- Asia:
Cambodia, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

- Europe:
France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

- Americas:
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, United States

- Africa:
Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda

Candidates will be required to take up the scholarship in the semester for which it is offered. Deferral of the scholarship will not be permitted.

Selection for World Scholars is highly competitive. Applicants will be chosen on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated research capability. It is important that applicants clearly address these selection criteria in their PhD application documentation.

The University is actively negotiating with governments and agencies in Participating Countries to identify possibilities for further support for World Scholars. Details of any agreements reached, together with the level of additional support available and any conditions associated therewith, will be posted on the University&# 8223;s website:

http://sydney.edu.au/future_students/international_postgraduate_research/costs_scholarships/scholarships/index.shtml#world

http://sydney.edu.au/documents/future_students/usws_guide.pdf

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May 28, 2010

CfP: Social Policy and Religion in the Middle East, Florence, Italy

Call for Papers:
Social Policy and Religion in the Middle East
European University Institute, Florence, Italy
6-9 of April 2011

We would like to draw your attention to a call for papers for a workshop on Social Policy and Religion in the Middle East: Questioning Existing Paradigms�, to be held as part of the 12th Mediterranean Research Meeting of the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy between 6-9 of April 2011. Scholars from the Middle East and elsewhere engaged in research on social policy and religion in general or on social policy and religion in the Middle East, in particular, are encouraged to submit abstracts by July 15th on the meeting website

http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Med/mrm2011/

We will be happy to consider papers on issues concerning:
- the role of religion in state social policy formulation;
- the social welfare activities of faith-based organizations;
- the impact of religion on the structuring of social policy institutions;
- historcial perspectives on the role of religion in social policy;
- the relationship between religion and philanthropy;
- gender and religious welfare;
- Comparative perspect ives (cross-regional or cross-national)
- case studies on specific Middle Eastern nations (MENA nations. Turkey, Israel and Cyprus) or on services or sectors within these nations;
- overviews relating to the region as a whole or a number of nations within this region;
- other areas subject to agreement with the directors

The directors of the workshop will be happy to respond to questions concerning the workshop and potential papers. Additional data on the topic of the workshop and practical details can be found on the meeting website.


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CfP: European Winter Finance Conference (EWFC), 2011, Switzerland

The EWFC is a small informal conference. Participants arrive on Sunday evening, 16 January and depart on Thursday morning, 20 January. Sessions take place Monday - Wednesday. The programme allows for nine papers with discussants. Presentations last 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for the discussant and 15 minutes for general discussion.
There is an early morning session and a late afternoon session.

The conference will take place at the Hotel 3 Könige & Post in Andermatt, Switzerland. This is a traditional hotel will good facilities. Space availability limits the size of the conference to around 25 participants. Accomodation will be at the 3 Könige & Post and a neighbouring hotel.

The hotel is easily accessible. Trains run every hour from Zurich airport with a transit time of just over two hours. The SBB website gives details of connections. There are also fast international train connections to Italy and Germany.

There is no registration fee for the EWFC. Participants cover their own expenses. The hotel cost will be CHF215 per night including dinner (approx $198, Euro150, £130). (A few small rooms will be available at a lower rate of CHF160, and we also may be able to offer partial assistance to a few participants who do not have access to research
funding - if this applies to you please mention on the application form).

Most participants ski, and the conference schedule allows for this. The cable car is close the hotel. Ski-ing is not formally organised but in practise participants at the conference ski together in different groups depending on preferences. Andermatt has long been popular with hardcore skiers yet remains relatively unknown as an
international resort. The town has a charming, unspoiled atmosphere. Since a major development project is planned for the resort, this may be the last chance to experience the "classic" feel of Andermatt.

The call for papers will be issued in June 2010. The deadline for applications will be on 15 October 2010. We will reply by 15 November 2010.

http://faculty.london.edu/jdow/ewfc.html
http://faculty.london.edu/jdow/wanttoparticipate.html

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CfA: 24th ISODARCO Winter Course on Nuclear Weapons, Andalo/Trento,

24th ISODARCO Winter Course on:
"ELIMINATING NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND SAFEGUARDING NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES"

ANDALO (TRENTO) - ITALY
9-16 January 2011

Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy)
Directors of the Course: Matthew Evangelista (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
Giorgio Franceschini (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Germany)

ISODARCO has organized residential courses on global security since 1966 primarily in Italy but also in China, Germany and Jordan with the generous support of private foundations and international and national institutions and organizations. The courses are intended for those who would like to play a more active and technically competent role in the field of international conflict resolution as well as those who
already have a professional interest and experience in this field. The courses are intensive, interactive, and interdisciplinary in focus. The subject matter spans the technical and scientific dimensions of these problems as well as their sociological and political implications.

After a decade and more during which the issues posed by nuclear weapons were largely eclipsed by concerns over ethnic wars and the threat of terrorism, there is renewed serious interest in the goal of nuclear disarmament.

The 2011 ISODARCO Winter School will be devoted to the practical steps that should be implemented to achieve a nuclear-weapon free world and to the challenges and open questions on the road to nuclear zero.

http://www.isodarco.it/courses/andalo11/andalo11.html

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CfA: PhD Course "Organizational communication: A network approach,"

Organizational Communication: A Network Approach
15-17 September 2010,
Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University
Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark,
R Building,

The course is organized by the ASB Centre for Corporate Communication and the Danish National Research School in Media, Communication and Journalism (FMKJ)

Course teachers

* Cynthia Stohl, Professor of Organizational Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara
* Finn Frandsen, Mag.Art., Professor of Corporate Communication, ASBccc, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University
* Winni Johansen, PhD, Associate Professor of Corporate Communication, ASBccc, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University

Course content
The heralded and increasingly popular "new science of networks" is rooted in a network perspective for understanding groups and organizations that goes back for more than a century. This seminar is intended to review theoretical, conceptual, and analytic issues associated with a network approach for understanding contemporary organizational communication and the dynamic interplay between individual and collective action within the global context.

For detailed information about the course and how to register, please see
http://asb.dk/article.aspx?pid=25762.

Best regards,
Jonas

Jonas Kretzschmar Nielsen
Centeradministrator

Center for Virksomhedskommunik ation
Institut for Sprog og Erhvervskommunikati on
Handelshøjskolen, Aarhus Universitet
Fuglesangs Allé 4
8210 Århus V
Web: http://www.asb.dk/asbccc

Tlf.: +45 8948 6309
Mail: jni@asb.dk
Web: http://www.asb.dk/staff/jni


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CfP: ICERI2010 (Intl Conference of Education, Research and Innovation)

ICERI2010 (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation)
15th, 16th and 17th of November, 2010.
Madrid (Spain)
Website: http://www.iceri2010.org

You can submit your abstract before the 15th of July at:
http://www.iceri2010.org/submit

We invite you to take part in ICERI2010.

ICERI2010 will be an International Forum for those who wish to present their projects and innovations, having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results in the field of Education and Research. It will take place in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid (SPAIN)

ICERI2010 will be held at international level. The attendance of more than 600
delegates from 70 different countries is expected.

The general aim of the conference is to promote international collaboration in
Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines.

You can present your papers in 3 presentation modalities: ORAL, POSTER OR VIRTUAL

Two ISBN publications will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers:
ICERI2010 Abstracts CD and ICERI2010 Proceedings CD.

Apart from the professional experience, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful city of Madrid, its historical places and unique gastronomy.

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid next November 2010!
Best regards,

ICERI2010 Technical Secretariat
Email: iceri2010@iated. org


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Fellowships at the Wilson Center 2010-11 - Social Sciences, Hum

FELLOWSHIPS @ THE WILSON CENTER 2010-2011 - SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND MORE

The Center awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.

Eligibility

Citizens or permanent residents from any country (foreign nationals must be able to hold a valid passport and obtain a J1 Visa)Men and women with outstanding apabilities and experience from a wide variety of -backgrounds (including government, the corporate world, professions, and academia) Academic candidates holding a Ph.D. (Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1)Academic candidates demonstrating scholarly achievement by publications beyond their doctoral dissertationsPracti tioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievementEnglish proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the
exchange of ideas among its fellows

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/

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Heinrich Böll Foundation Scholarship for (Under-)Graduate

Eligibility & Guiding Principles
In accordance with the guidelines of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) as well as the Foreign Office (AA), scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Department to German and foreign students.

A) The following requirements apply to German citizens, EU citizens and students who have gained their university entrance qualifications from a German school:

The maintenance scholarships which are awarded to German citizens, EU citizens and students who have gained their university entrance qualifications from a German school will be calculated on the same basis as BAföG, depending on your parent’s income and/or your own income and personal assets. Irrespective of this, an independent book grant of 80 € per month will be awarded to all successful applicants.

You must be enrolled at a state-recognized university or college (e.g. Fachhochschule) in Germany at the time the scholarship payments begin. The foundation also grants scholarships for Master degree courses in other EU countries.

* Earliest application date: if you intend to enrol for a Bachelor or Masters degree, for a Diploma, Magister or State Examination, you can apply for a scholarship before your studies begin, but the earliest date for receiving payment will be the beginning of the first semester. We advise you to make your application in time for the start of your studies.
* Latest application date: within the prescribed maximum period of study you should still have at least four semesters before your final examinations, so that the foundation can support you for at least three semesters.

B) The following requirements apply to foreign applicants (except EU citizens) who wish to study in Germany:

You must be enrolled at a state-recognized university or college (e.g. Fachhochschule) in Germany at the time the scholarship payments begin.

* You should provide proof that you have already graduated with an initial professional qualification. This programme mainly supports students aiming for a Masters degree.
* You need a good knowledge of German, and we kindly ask you to provide proof of your proficiency. Please note that the selection workshop (interviews, group discussions) will normally be in German. Exceptions (interview in English) are, however, possible.
* Unfortunately, the current guidelines specify that we can not support foreign scholarship holders for stays abroad in third countries for more than four weeks.

How to apply

download application sheet (PDF)

download application form (PDF) in German

For more info click here.

Deadline: 01/09/2010
Open to: EU citizens and non-EU citizens
Scholarship: depending on parent’s income and/or applicant’s income and personal assets

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Coca-Cola Scholarships, University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh and Coca-Cola will offer a number of scholarships for undergraduate study in any subject offered by the university. The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £5,000 and will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

Eligibility
* The scholarships will be awarded to citizens from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate course of study.
* The scholarship is not available to students already on course.
* Applicants should have applied through UCAS, and should have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh by the scholarship closing date of 17 June 2010.

Application procedure
All eligible applicants should submit online application form.

The deadline for application is 17th June 2010.

With any further queries contact: scholarships@ed.ac.uk


Deadline: 17/06/2010
Open to: citizens from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine who are accepted for an undergraduate course
Fund: the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £5,000

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CfA: TOL Journalism Courses in Prague, Czech Republic

*TOL JOURNALISM COURSES
Join us in Prague this summer!*

We still have a few places available on our summer journalism and new
media courses.

- New Media for NGOs (July 11-16)
- Investigative Journalism (July 18-23)
- Foreign Correspondent Training Course (July 25-August 2)
- Photojournalism (August 2-7)

EXPERIENCED TRAINERS
Once again, we are pleased to have a great team of trainers who work for highly respected media (e.g. The BBC, The Financial Times, New York Times, The Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post and the Associated Press).

PRACTICAL TRAINING
All the courses include a large practical element, giving participants the chance to practice what they have learnt.

INTERNATIONAL GROUP
Always a feature of TOL courses, the international mix of participants is a great opportunity for sharing experiences and making new contacts. Already this year we have confirmed participants from Europe, South America, North America, Africa and Asia.

MORE INFORMATION
If you would like any more information, contact plockovaj@tol. org or
visit our website:
http://www.tol.org/client/training/open-courses/

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2 PhD Positions in Public Economics at University of Lugano,

Doctoral Assistant Position in Public Economics

The Institute for Microeconomics and Public Economics (MecoP) at the Faculty of Economics, University of Lugano, invites applications for up to two Doctoral Assistant positions for up to four years. The starting date is October 2010, but a later date is possible. The working environment (including infrastructure and remuneration for teaching and research assistance) is very attractive.

The successful candidate(s) will be full-time PhD students at the University of Lugano, under the supervision of Professor Jametti. As such the candidates' main focus will be on doctoral research and completion of related PhD courses (with a possibility to pursue doctoral courses at the Study Center Gerzensee). The research topics will be in Political Economy and/or Fiscal Federalism with an emphasis on empirical applications. Since the positions are financed through grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation, research projects will insert themselves into these projects. In addition candidates will provide part-time assistance in the institute's research projects and teaching activities.

The ideal candidates have, or are upon completion of, a Master's degree in Economics, Econometrics or a related field.

To inquire or to apply for these positions please e-mail: mario.jametti@ usi.ch.
Candidates should include a complete CV and the following information:
1- A transcript of your university education.
2- A description of attended courses in Microeconomics and Econometrics specifying the grade, the level and the main textbook used for each course;
3- The names of two academic references that could be contacted for more information.

The received applications will be regularly reviewed until the position is filled. Owing to the large number of enquiries received, only those applicants whose profiles are likely to fit the positions will be notified for further details and eventual interviews. Qualified applicants will be contacted no earlier than June, 2010.

website link:
http://www.usi.ch/call-eco-mecop-phd-assistant-126133.pdf

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2 PhD Positions in Statistics/Econometrics at University of Neuchâtel

ASSISTANT POSITIONS in STATISTICS/ECONOMETRICS are announced at the Institute of Statistics, Faculty of Economics, University of Neuchâtel.

The Institute of Statistics of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Neuchâtel expects to open up to two assistant positions (for a total of up to 150% working time) starting in August 2010. The successful candidates are expected to enroll in and begin working towards a Ph. D. degree in Statistics at the University of Neuchâtel. The possible topics of the thesis cover theoretical and/or empirical methods in statistics and econometrics related to the areas of expertise of the department.

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Neuchâtel, has around 400 students, over 30 full professors and guest teachers, 20 lecturers, and about 30 teaching and research assistants.

The Institute of Statistics, one of the seven institutes that constitute the Faculty, gives bachelor and graduate courses included in the university degree programs in economics, mathematics, management, social sciences, labor psychology, and informatics. Moreover, the Institute of Statistics offers a master program in statistics. The research interests of the faculty include sampling, estimation in finite populations, public statistics, extreme values, time series, statistical methods applied to finance and macroeconomics.

Ideally located at the heart of Europe (halfway between Zürich and Geneva), Neuchâtel offers its residents an exceptional quality of life and is an ideal place for study and high-level research work.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSESSMENT GROUNDS FOR APPOINTMENT

The applicants should
· have a Bachelor and Master degrees in statistics, mathematics (with some knowledge of economics), economics or finance (with a strong mathematical background), or related fields,
· be willing to start working on a Ph. D. thesis in the fields of statistics or econometrics at the University of Neuchâtel,
· poses a high level of independence, intellectual openness, creativity and scientific curiosity,
· be interested in doing research, be motivated to study, understand and finally master possibly complicated technical problems, be willing to neatly write up the results,
· poses strong quantitative skills, good knowledge of probability and statistics/economet rics,
· be interested in teaching and willing to perform to a high level in the didactic duties,
· have good knowledge of both French and English,
· have less than 30 years of age (see Règlement des assistants - http://rsn.ne. ch/ajour/ default.html? 416453.htm)

JOB DESCRIPTION
The assistants will be employed on a fixed-term contract and will be active in the Institute of Statistics, University of Neuchâtel for the full duration of this position

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research towards the completion of a Ph. D. Thesis.

They will function as a teaching assistant for bachelor and master level courses and expected to interact with the students and to assist them in their learning effort. The teaching is both in French and English.

The assistant will also play an active role in the department. She/he is expected to interact with other researchers in the school, to participate in department's activities, to contribute to the scientific life of the department by attending seminars, conferences, taking part in organizing of scientific events, supervising undergraduate/ graduate theses within her/his research area, etc.

The position offers also the possibility for close academic collaboration with the other institutes and departments of the university (in particular with the Institutes of financial analysis, information management, and economic research, and the department of mathematics) , as well as relevant departments of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (these last ones in the frame of the collaboration agreement “Triangle d'Azur”).

SALARY AND BENEFITS
The successful candidates will receive benefits and salary in accordance to the rules and regulations of the University of Neuchâtel (see http://www2.unine.ch/rh/page12271_fr.html).

Rough and non-binding estimates of the salary for 100% employment go from a gross salary of around CHF 68,000 (€ 48,000)/year in the first year to roughly CHF 79,000 (€ 56,000)/year in the fourth year.

HOW TO APPLY
Each applicant should send ONE (paper) copy of the following to the address below
(1) Transcripts of certificates of graduate university courses
(2) Copies of bachelor/master diplomas
(3) A CV including biographical information, degrees, work experiences, list of publications (if any), and list of honors, awards, scholarships, fellowships
(3) A short statement (1-2 pages) describing the applicant’s interest in the research area, if possible also the work that he or she would like to do during the appointment (this statement is not a commitment to conduct the outlined work, but is important evidence of the applicant’s ability to think of an appropriate scientific project), her/his views on teaching, relevant previous experiences related to didactic activities of any kind, etc. other experiences and interests demonstrating the qualities listed in the section on QUALIFICATIONS AND ASSESSMENT GROUNDS FOR APPOINTMENT
(4) Three reference letters to be sent directly to the address indicated below. The candidate should arrange for the letters to be posted by the application’s deadline. The names and addresses (including e-mail and FAX) of three referees should be included in the CV.

Address: Secrétariat de l’Institut de Statistique,
Faculté des Sciences Économiques,
Pierre à Mazel, 7
2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

In addition the documents (1) to (4) should be sent electronically to the address: messagerie.istat@ unine.ch

(if an electronic version of document (1) is not available, a legible digital picture or a scanned copy should be provided with the original paper version sent by normal mail to the address above).

Applications will be considered on an on-going basis and interviews will be conducted until the qualified candidates are found. The positions will begin in August 2010. The appointment will be announced on the web page of the Institute of Statistics as soon as the positions are filled.

For further information write to Catalin Starica at catalin.starica@ unine.ch

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CfA: Summer School, Reconstructing Imaginary and Real Byzantium, Ohrid, Macedonia

Euro-BaIkan Institute for Social and Humanities Research, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

- Second announcement -

Summer School

“Reconstructing Imaginary and Real Byzantium: Historical and Cultural Legacys that Divide and Integrate Europe”

to be held 16th-29th August, Ohrid, Macedonia

The Summer School “Reconstructing Imaginary and Real Byzantium: Historical and Cultural Legacy that Divide and Integrate Europe” will explore the complex and fascinating phenomenon that is Byzantium and its legacy, striving to go beyond the established approach in the study of Byzantine history and culture. The objective of the Summer School is to create distance from the stereotyped application of “Byzantinism” and to introduce the Real instead of Imaginary Byzantium. Apart from the historical analysis of the origins of Byzantium and its development as a
separate political and cultural entity that dominated Eastern Mediterranean for more than a millennium, various questions concerning the interpretation/ misinterpretatio n of the Byzantine legacy in the conceptualization of European civilization will be discussed. The Summer School will explore Byzantine studies in the Western Europe and “put them in a dialogue” with those taking place in Southeastern Europe. Its main goal is to stimulate the critical understanding of Byzantium and its heritage not just as a factor of the East-West division, but as an integrative civilizational bridge between the Balkans/Southeast Europe and Western Europe.

The Summer School is integral part of Ohrid Summer University (OSU) which is an academic program for young faculty, PhD candidates, postgraduates, researchers and professionals, which offers intensive, problem oriented and research based courses from the domain of social sciences and humanities.

Academic Programme

Resource persons:
Prof. Dr Paul Stephenson, University of Durham, UK
Prof. Dr Koray Durak, Bogazici University, Turkey
Prof. Dr Elizabeta Dimitrova, University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia
Prof. Dr Andrew Roach, Glasgow University, UK (Joint session – from the Summer School on Bogomilism)

The Summer School will broadly cover the following courses within the framework of master classes and workshops:

1) Europe's Byzantine Past / Byzantium's European Future
Dr Paul Stephenson, University of Durham, UK
2) An Eastern Window: Byzantium and the Islamic world
Dr Koray Durak, Bogazici University, Turkey

3) The Balkan Heritage in the Byzantine artistric production: From Church Canons to artistic imagination Dr Elizabeta Dimitrova, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, R. Macedonia

Director of the Summer School: Prof. Dr Mitko B. Panov

Academic coordinator of the OSU Programme: Jasminka Kuzmanovska, MA

The Programme consists of several features:
- In regard to the high standards established by the Euro-Balkan Institute and due to its membership in the Erasmus Charter, the Summer School will grant the participants appropriate certificate with 10 credits (ECTS), applicable in the master studies of participant’s home universities.
- Memorable social events on the campus and at the Ohrid Lake.
- Tours of the numerous medieval churches, ancient and medieval monuments in the UNESCO protected city of Ohrid, located at the shore of the unforgettably beautiful Ohrid Lake (covered by the participation fee).

Eligibility and fee:
- Participants should be postgraduate students (preferably MA, PhD student or young researchers) interested in exploring the issues of Byzantine Studies (not older than 36 years of age).
- The Organizer provide scholarship for accommodation for 15 participants. The total tutition fee will be only 100 euro.
- Participants from all countries are eligible to participate. In the selection criteria process for accommodation grant priority will be given to the applicants from the countries of Southeastern Europe.
- The remaining 5 applicants who will not be selected for an accommodation grant, will have to cover accommodation costs and tutition fee.

Number of participants: 20
Working language of the Summer School will be English.

Deadline for submitting the application: June 15th 2010.
Deadline for announcing the results of the selection process: July 1st 2010.

Contact person:

Prof. Dr Mitko B. Panov,
Director of the Summer School
Euro-Balkan Institute
Blvd. Partizanski Odredi 63, 1000, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax. + 389 2 30 75 570
Email: mitko.panov@ gmail.com
www.euba.edu. mk
Detailed Academic programme
http://euba.edu.mk/mak/sub.asp?id=608&kat=43

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Postdoctoral Research Position on Genetics, Belgium

Postdoctoral Research Position

Developmental Genetics Laboratory
Institute of Molecular Biology and Medecine
Free University of Brussels, Belgium.

Position and Profile: A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in molecular biology and mouse genetics. The position is financially supported by for a period of one year, starting the 1st September 2010, with a possible extension of one year.

Research project:Our unit is studying early vertebrate development, focusing on themolecular mechanisms that control neural development, from germ layer formation and neural induction to those that regulate neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation. Gene function is approached using microinjection into amphibian embryos and genetic knockouts in the mouse.

For more information on our recent work, see Souopgui et al., Genes and Dev.
(2008) 22, 2347-2352; Nichane et al., (2010) EMBO. J. 29, 55-67.

The project focuses on the function of DMRT genes encoding zinc finger transcription factors in the development of the cerebral cortex. The project involves the phenotypic analysis of the cortex of DMRT mutant animals, gene overexpression and knockdown in utero, the identification of their targets and the analysis of their transcriptional regulation in transgenic frog embryos.

Location: Our lab is situated about 25 milessouth of Brussels, in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Medecine (IBMM), a leading multidiciplinarity Institute from the faculty of Science and Medecine of the ULB (http://www.ulb.ac.be/ibmm/index.html).

Application: To apply, please submit your CV, names and addresses of two references, preferentially electronically to:

Dr. Eric Bellefroid
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Laboratoire de Génétique du Développment
Institut de Biologie et de Médecine Moléculaire (IBMM)
Rue des Profs. Jeeener et Brachet, 12
6041 Gosselies
Belgique
E-mail: ebellefr@ulb. ac.be
Tel.: 32 (0)2 650 97 32
Fax: 32 (0)2 650 97 33

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18 PhD positions, BioInterfaces Research, Karlsruhe, Germany

The BioInterfaces International Graduate School (BIF-IGS) provides the recruitment and training platform for the BioInterfaces Research Progamme at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.

The BioInterfaces Programme brings together biologists, chemists, physicists, IT specialists, engineers, and material scientists with the common goal of controlling living systems, and bridges the gap between fundamental research and development of application- oriented technologies and products. The programme is tightly linked with the Universities of Karlsruhe and Heidelberg. In addition to offering the right of graduation, both Universities contribute scientifically to the BioInterfaces research school. While the University of Karlsruhe is more technically oriented, the University of Heidelberg has an emphasis on biomedical research and basic physics of surface interactions and microscopy.

Thus BIF-IGS offers outstanding graduate students education and training in trans- and multi-disciplinary research areas that allow students to prepare for future careers in professional fields such as health sciences, biotechnology, physics, chemistry and environmental science. Students will gain experience by working in a stimulating environment using state-of-the- art technology in an interdisciplinary context that promotes the ability of cross-frontier thinking. Laboratory work is supplemented by seminars, summer schools, training in soft skills and participation in international conferences.

Online registration/ application is possible until June 30, 2010.

For more information please consult the following link: https://www.biointerfaces-gradschool.de.

Methoden:
various - depending on PhD project

Anfangsdatum: 1. September 2010

geschätzte Dauer: 3 Jahre

Bezahlung: various types of fellowships (depending on project)

Homepage: https://www.biointerfaces-gradschool.de

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May 27, 2010

Vacant positions for PhD researchers in statistics, Department of Mathematics of the Katholieke, Universiteit Leuven

At the Statistics Section of the Department of Mathematics of the Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven there are vacancies for two Ph.D. positions. The candidates
work towards a PhD degree in Sciences, orientation Statistics. Suitable candidates
have a very strong interest in statistics (in all its aspects: theory, applications, implementation). The applicants are offered a stimulating working environment and
will be part of a very dynamic group of researchers conducting research on a high
international level.

There are two positions available: PhD researcher in non-parametric and semi-parametrics statistics.

Among recent research topics covered by the team are, for example: flexible modeling of functions via local polynomial fitting, splines or other regularization techniques, modeling dependencies via copulas and the development of methods for statistical inference, testing procedures and the selection of smoothing parameters, variable selection in additive models and varying coefficient models. For more information, contact Prof. I. Gijbels (irene.gijbels@ wis.kuleuven. be; Tel: +32-(0)16-322018) .

PhD researcher in robust and computational statistics. Examples of research on this topic can be found at http://wis.kuleuven.be/stat/robust

For more information, contact Prof. P. Rousseeuw (peter.rousseeuw@ wis.kuleuven. be)
or Prof. M. Hubert (mia.hubert@wis. kuleuven. be; Tel: +32-(0)16-322023). These research positions also require teaching duties (up to 4 hours weekly). The candidates are expected to learn Dutch within two years. The position starts
September 1, 2010 (or later). The contract is for two years with a possible extension
for another two years (after positive evaluation).

The deadline for application is May 29, 2010 (or later, until the positions are
filled).

Online application via: http://phd.kuleuven.be/set (and further clicking on Department of Mathematics, and Section of Statistics).


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International Scholarships available at American University Washington, College of Law

EducationUSA hosted a webchat on LL.M. Programs in the U.S on May 20, 2010. Rosie Edmond, Assistant Director of Admissions for the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at American University Washington College of Law answered questions regarding application procedures, scholarships, the bar exam and careers in law.

*Useful links:

*International Legal Studies Program - Washington College of Law, American University
www.wcl.american.edu/ilsp

Summer Programs open to law students at American University
www.wcl.american.edu/summer/dc

*International Scholarships: *

To find out more about full-tuition and other partial scholarships offered to international students, visit: www.wcl.american.edu/ilsp/scholarly_competitions.cfm

*Highlights of the session:*

/Q: I'm Armenian by nationality I got a higher education (degree) in Armenia. Now I would like to apply for a scholarship for LL.M. programs in the U.S. Do I have any chances to get a scholarship? /
Rosie Edmond: Yes, you should apply to the Fulbright grant, but also check with the schools directly. Some (but not all) have scholarships for foreign lawyers. American University offers 5 full scholarships for our LL.M. in International Legal Studies.

/Q: What do you think makes applicants competitive for those 5 full scholarships available for an LL.M. at American?/
Rosie Edmond: Excellent writing skills because it is solely based on that. The scholarship requires the applicant to submit a 750 word essay on a major international legal issue and a 250 word essay on what that winner would do to give back to the Washington College of Law community. They use the essay to judge legal knowledge and writing skills.

/Q: I will apply for LL.M. programs in the USA this year. My goal is to receive the Magister Degree. I have a diploma of Specialist of Law with honors and some work experience. Do I need to pass a specific exam for LL.M. or just the TOEFL? What is the required score for TOEFL?/
Rosie Edmond: Most LL.M.s require the following: Application form, TOEFL/IELTS/ PTE, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts and degree certification. American University requires 93 but other schools might be higher.

/Q: Greetings from Denmark. I would like to know how you view (or others you know of) work experience when applying for an LL.M.? Many Danish students want to go straight after their bachelors (first professional degree in Denmark). Can that be a problem? /
Rosie Edmond: That depends on the school and the program. For AU our LL.M. wants both recent grads and those with work experience in order to enhance the program's diversity. Some more business oriented programs may want applicants with more experience. Sorry this is not a one size fits all answer.

/Q: Greetings from Ukraine. I know that many universities in the USA require students to pass the LSAT. What is the required score for LSAT?/
Rosie Edmond: The LSAT is only required for JD programs and not for an LL.M. The top schools will only accept applicants in the 90% (Harvard, NYU, etc.) The highest score is 180.

/Q: As a European student, can you practice as a lawyer in the U.S. once you have completed an LL.M?/
Rosie Edmond: In order to practice law in the U.S., you need to pass the bar. Please note that each state has its own bar, so if you pass the bar in NY you can't practice in California. Also if your goal is to practice in the U.S., an LL.M. is not a shortcut. I suggest applying to a JD program. Many of our graduates, however, do pass the NY bar but end up working at the World Bank, IMF or other international organization or firm.
/
Q: What kinds of internships do students do? Is it difficult for international students to find an internship?/
Rosie Edmond: As long as they are law related, a student can be an intern practically anywhere. Here in DC the opportunities are endless. We have placed students at the World Bank, IMF, OAS, embassies, and law firms. Most schools have a career office where students are given tools on how to market themselves.

/Q: I have learned about the WCL Summer Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law - is it connected in some way to the LL.M. Program?/
Also, are there scholarship available for this particular event? Does one have to attend WCL to be eligible for the Academy? Thank you. Rosie Edmond: Yes, the HR academy is connected, although admission is separate. The HR, International Arbitration and International Environmental law academies are independent from the LL.M. program, but are all part of WCL. They are open to practitioners, law students and professors. Students interested in pursuing an LL.M. can transfer up to 4 credits to the ILSP. The academies have their own scholarships, but the ILSP does offer special scholarships (for the LL.M.) for participants of these academies. The academy takes place here in DC but most of the professors are Human Rights experts from all over the world.


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CfA: Summer School "Reconstructing Imaginary and Real Byzantium", Ohrid Summer University, 16-29.8.2010

Euro-BaIkan Institute for Social and Humanities Research, Skopje, Republic
of Macedonia

- Second announcement -

Summer School

“Reconstructing Imaginary and Real Byzantium: Historical and Cultural
Legacys that Divide and Integrate Europe”

to be held 16th-29th August, Ohrid, Macedonia

The Summer School “Reconstructing Imaginary and Real Byzantium: Historical and Cultural Legacy that Divide and Integrate Europe” will explore the complex and fascinating phenomenon that is Byzantium and its legacy, striving to go beyond the established approach in the study of Byzantine history and culture. The objective of the Summer School is to create distance from the stereotyped application of “Byzantinism” and to introduce the Real instead of Imaginary Byzantium. Apart from the historical analysis of the origins of Byzantium and its development as a separate political and cultural entity that dominated Eastern Mediterranean for more than a millennium, various questions concerning the interpretation/misinterpretation of the Byzantine legacy in the conceptualization of European civilization will be discussed. The Summer School will explore Byzantine studies in the Western Europe and “put them in a dialogue” with those taking place in Southeastern Europe. Its main goal is to stimulate the critical understanding of Byzantium and its heritage not just as a factor of the East-West division, but as an integrative civilizational bridge between the Balkans/Southeast Europe and Western Europe.

The Summer School is integral part of Ohrid Summer University (OSU) which is an academic program for young faculty, PhD candidates, postgraduates, researchers and professionals, which offers intensive, problem oriented and research based courses from the domain of social sciences and humanities.

Academic Programme

Resource persons:
Prof. Dr Paul Stephenson, University of Durham, UK
Prof. Dr Koray Durak, Bogazici University, Turkey
Prof. Dr Elizabeta Dimitrova, University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia
Prof. Dr Andrew Roach, Glasgow University, UK (Joint session – from the Summer School on Bogomilism)

The Summer School will broadly cover the following courses within the framework of master classes and workshops:

1) Europe's Byzantine Past / Byzantium's European Future
Dr Paul Stephenson, University of Durham, UK
2) An Eastern Window: Byzantium and the Islamic world
Dr Koray Durak, Bogazici University, Turkey

3) The Balkan Heritage in the Byzantine artistric production: From Church Canons to artistic imagination
Dr Elizabeta Dimitrova, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, R. Macedonia

Director of the Summer School: Prof. Dr Mitko B. Panov

Academic coordinator of the OSU Programme: Jasminka Kuzmanovska, MA

The Programme consists of several features:
- In regard to the high standards established by the Euro-Balkan Institute and due to its membership in the Erasmus Charter, the Summer School will grant the participants appropriate certificate with 10 credits (ECTS), applicable in the master studies of participant’s home universities.
- Memorable social events on the campus and at the Ohrid Lake.
- Tours of the numerous medieval churches, ancient and medieval monuments in the UNESCO protected city of Ohrid, located at the shore of the unforgettably beautiful Ohrid Lake (covered by the participation fee).
Eligibility and fee:
- Participants should be postgraduate students (preferably MA, PhD student or young researchers) interested in exploring the issues of Byzantine Studies (not older than 36 years of age).
- The Organizer provide scholarship for accommodation for 15 participants. The total tutition fee will be only 100 euro.
- Participants from all countries are eligible to participate. In the selection criteria process for accommodation grant priority will be given to the applicants from the countries of Southeastern Europe.
- The remaining 5 applicants who will not be selected for an accommodation grant, will have to cover accommodation costs and tutition fee.

Number of participants: 20
Working language of the Summer School will be English.

Deadline for submitting the application: June 15th 2010.
Deadline for announcing the results of the selection process: July 1st 2010.

Contact person:

Prof. Dr Mitko B. Panov,
Director of the Summer School
Euro-Balkan Institute
Blvd. Partizanski Odredi 63, 1000, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/Fax. + 389 2 30 75 570
Email: mitko.panov@gmail.com
www.euba.edu.mk
Detailed Academic programme
http://euba.edu.mk/mak/sub.asp?id=608&kat=43

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CfP: Politikon – The Academic Journal of the International Association of Political Science

Call for papers

The Editorial Board of Politikon, the International Association for Political Science Students' Academic Journal, invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers for review and possible publication.

Politikon accepts submissions on a rolling basis all year round. However, in order to be included in Vol. 16, No. 1. Year 2010, submissions will have to reach us before June 20th 2010.

Politikon aims at publishing works of high quality by political science students to give them visibility and recognition in the academic world. The Editorial Board will only consider original works for publication in the journal. Any manuscript that contains extensive material that has been published elsewhere is not suitable.

All articles published by Politikon are carefully peer-reviewed on a dual level, first internally by the Editorial Board and then externally by established political science professors and academics. Articles submitted to the journal should meet the following standards:

• English language
• 4000 - 7000 words, including footnotes
• Microsoft Word or RTF file format
• Fully referenced in Harvard style (see http://tinyurl.com/2wulabu)
• An abstract of no more than 125 words
• 3 to 6 keywords that identify the subject and field of the paper
• Biographical information of the author (no more than 100 words)
• Be concerned with political science, political theory, international relations, political sociology or related fields

Submissions and inquiries should be emailed directly to politikonjournal@iapss.org.
Best regards,
The POLITIKON Editorial Board

Call for book reviews

The Editorial Board of Politikon is currently seeking book reviews by graduate and undergraduate students.

Politikon accepts submissions for its book review section on a rolling basis all year round. However, in order to be included in Vol. 16, No. 1. Year 2010, submissions will have to reach us before July 11th 2010.

The books reviewed should :
- present a general interest for scholars and students in the fields of political science, political theory, international relations, political sociology or related areas
- be fairly recent titles
- be written in English (or have an English translation available).

Possible exceptions to this rule can be granted for non-English books that present an important academic contribution that interest an international audience

All book reviews should:
- be written in English
- be between 500 and 1000 words
- be submitted in a word (.doc) or rtf file format
- include the complete details of the book (author(s), publisher, date of publication…)
- include a brief presentation of the reviewer (no more than 50 words)

Submissions and inquires should be emailed directly to
politikonjournal@iapss.org.
Best regards,
The POLITIKON Editorial Board

Call for review article

The Editorial Board of Politikon is currently seeking review articles by graduate and undergraduate students.

Politikon accepts submissions for its review articles section on a rolling basis all year round. However, in order to be included in Vol. 16, No. 1. Year 2010, submissions will have to reach us before July 11th 2010.

The books reviewed should :
- present a general interest for scholars and students in the fields of political science, political theory, international relations, political sociology or related areas
- be fairly recent titles
- be written in English (or have an English translation available).

Possible exceptions to this rule can be granted for non-English books that present an important academic contribution that interest an international audience

All review article should:
- review at least 2 books on a related subject
- be written in English
- be between 1500 and 3000 words
- be submitted in a word (.doc) or rtf file format
- include the complete details of the book (author(s), publisher, date of
publication…)
- include a brief presentation of the reviewer (no more than 50 words)

Submissions and inquires should be emailed directly to
politikonjournal@iapss.org.
Best regards,
The POLITIKON Editorial Board

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21 PhD Scholarships at University of Siena, Italy

DOCTORAL SCHOOLS– ACADEMIC YEAR 2010/2011

The University of Siena has set up a number of Doctoral Schools for the academic year 2010/2011. Admission requirements for each school are specified in the relevant regulations for participation.

http://dottorati.unisi.it/bandi/bandi26.asp

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15 PhD Fellowships at University of Padova, Italy

Grants for foreign students

The University of Padova, through the funding of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, offers research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools/Internation al Courses. During the 3-year doctoral programme, successful candidates will be offered full board and lodging.

Notification of 15 PhD grants for foreign students (26th series)
Deadline: 2nd September 2010

Call for application
Instruction for filling in the application form
Application form

http://www.unipd.it/en/doctorates/grants.htm

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Open House: University of Twente, the Netherlands

Do you want to come to The Netherlands (Holland) to do a Master or PhD? Have
you ever heard about University of Twente (UT) and Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC)?

Come and join us in UT-ITC Open House, on:

*Date & time *

- Tuesday June 29: 10.00-16.00h
- Wednesday June 30: 10.00-16.00h
- Thursday July 1: 10.00-16.00h
- Friday July 2: 10.00-16.00h
- Saturday July 3: 10.00-14.00h

*Place*

Lawangwangi Arts & Science Estate
Jl. Dago Giri 99, Warung Caringin, Mekarwangi
Bandung 40391

There you will get full information about:
- University of Twente/ITC and Holland
- English taught study programmes www.graduate.utwente.nl/choose/
- Scholarship opportunities
- Meet alumni of UT-ITC

For more information, please contact us through email address: support@ut-iso.org or fill out the on-line registration form on http://ut-iso.org/

See you all there!

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Brenny van Groesen, UT Indonesian Support Office, Bandung
Hanna Lange, Staff Officer International Affairs, University of Twente

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5 PhD positions in Leiden (Islamic Studies)

ISIS (Interuniversitaire Onderzoeksschool voor Islam Studies/ Inter-university School for Islamic Studies) 5 PhD positions

*Institution*

ISIS (Inter-university School for Islamic Studies) is a national research institute for the study of Islam and Muslim societies, in which eight Dutch universities participate. Leiden University is administrative responsible for ISIS.

*Job description*

*5 PhD positions in the profile area Islam and Muslim societies vacancy number: 10-???* In the coming six years (2010-2015) ISIS has made available special funds to build an integrated interdisciplinary thematic profile area which focuses on *lslam and Muslim societies*. One of the main aims is to integrate and mobilize the knowledge and expertise in the field.

* *

*Conditions of employment*

The positions are 1,0 fte for 4 years (or 0,8 for 5 years). The Ph.D. candidates will be appointed initially for eighteen months at the in ISIS participating university with which the promotor is affiliated. At satisfactory performance during that period, the appointment will be renewed for another two and a half years. Remuneration will be € 2,042 gross per calendar month in the first year, increasing to a maximum of € 2,612 gross per calendar month in the fourth year is in accordance with current pay scales as indicated in the "CAO voor Nederlandse
Universiteiten". You will also receive a end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of your yearly income.

* *

*Requirements* **

¢ Candidates should hold a MA degree or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with a MA in the Humanities, Social sciences or Theology with a specialisation in the field of Islam and Muslim societies.

¢ Outstanding research qualities manifest in a high-quality MA thesis or equivalent.

¢ Excellent command of English

* *

*Procedure*

Applicants, with an MA degree in a relevant field and proficiency in English, are asked to submit a concrete interdisciplinary research plan.

The applications procedure will consist of two rounds. In the first round a selection will be made based on a short research proposal of maximum 1000 words. Those who are selected will be asked to write a full research proposal of maximum 5000 words. The full proposal has be accompanied by two reference letters. An interview may be part of the selection procedure.

*Application*

First round reactions before 14 June 2010:

¢ Letter of applications

¢ Fact sheet

¢ Short Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words)

Second round reactions before 15 August 2010 (only for those invited):

¢ Two reference letters

¢ Full research Proposal (maximum 5000 words)

Letters of application can be sent by post or email (preference) to the address below, and should reach our office no later than *14 June 2010*. Please quote the vacancy number in your application. Adress:

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Afdeling Personeel en Organisatie
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden
Email: vacature@hum.leidenuniv.nl

For further information please contact Dr. P. de Bruijn
p.de.bruijn@ hum.leidenuniv. nl or 0031 071 5272592

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PhD Studentships in Economics - University of Otago New Zealand

PhD Studentships

Economics

University of Otago - Department of Economics

The Department of Economics of the University of Otago in New Zealand is expanding its PhD programme and invites applications for Ph.D. Studentships (Scholarships) . Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit. The University of Otago is New Zealand's leading research university. In the most recent national research evaluation exercise (PBRF) - equivalent to the British RAE and the Australian ERA - Otago was ranked first in Economics and first overall. For more information on the PhD programme, please consult the Department's website at http://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/

Applications are considered throughout the year.

Each Scholarship will pay university tuition fees and in addition a living allowance of NZ $20,000 per annum for up to three years, for a total of NZ $60.000. Additional income from research assistance and/or tutoring may be available.

Information on the relative cost of living in New Zealand is available at http://www.immigration.govt.nz/nzopportunities/lifestyle/costofliving/default.htm

The normal period of study is three years. Applicants should have completed at least four years of university study in Economics, and hold an Honours or Masters degree, with excellent grades, which includes a research component. The PhD programme at Otago is by research only, that is, it does not include any course work. We expect that you will have taken courses equivalent to our own honours programme, which includes advanced courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory and in econometrics. The fact that the Otago PhD does not include course work means that you need to have obtained the skills (either theoretical, empirical or both) required for your proposed research before coming to Otago. In addition, it is assumed that you have good written English skills.

If you would like feedback on whether you may qualify for a scholarship, please email a CV, copies of your academic transcripts, showing the courses you have taken and the grades you obtained, plus a 2 to 3 page research proposal, that clearly sets out the hypothesis you wish to test, the methodology you will use to test the hypothesis, and how your research will extend the existing literature to:

Professor Alfred A. Haug
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Department of Economics
University of Otago
E-mail: Alfred.Haug@ otago.ac. nz


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PhD in Economics - Deakin University

PhD Positions

Economics

Deakin University

Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia offers PhD positions in Economics to international students of outstanding academic merit. Applicants must:

* Hold a Masters degree with thesis component or an honours degree in Economics or related fields (students with a science or engineering background, who are interested in applying their analytical skills to the study of problems relevant to economics, are also welcome to apply);

* Not be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand;

* Satisfy all academic requirements for entry to the PhD program including English proficiency levels.

Deakin University is committed to be the most progressive university in Australia and to provide a stimulating research environment. The Economics discipline at Deakin is academically extremely strong. Publications of the faculty include top-calibre theory journals like Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, top general interest journals like Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, and top field journals like American Journal of Political Science, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, among many others. The Economics discipline hosts several visitors from all over the world and has extensive links with international organizations such as the World Bank, as well as with a number of European, North American and Asian universities.

Deakin academics can provide PhD supervision in a wide range of areas in Economics, including:

* Economic Theory
* Industrial Organization
* International Trade
* Economic Growth and Development
* Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
* Health Economics
* Political Economy and Public Choice

Positions are for three years, and include tuition fee for PhD study, health insurance, and some stipend. Positions involve research and teaching assistantship as well. The available financial support should help cover modest living expenses in Melbourne during the study period.

Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and is world renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, world scale events and festivities, fantastic restaurants, parks and sports clubs, as well as its close proximity to beautiful landscapes and countryside.

Detailed information about the program structure and the application process can be found at http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/aef/research/phdapplyeco.php

To lodge your expression of interest, send: (i) a cover letter; (ii) an up-to-date copy of your CV, including contact details of at least two academic referees; (iii) electronic copies of your academic transcripts; (iv) an abstract of your honours or master thesis; (v) one research paper; (vi) a research proposal; (vii) evidence of English proficiency to phd-aef@deakin. edu.au by 15 June 2010. Successful candidates will be contacted for further instructions.

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May 25, 2010

Postgraduate scholarship by The Bentley Cropping Systems Fell

This Fellowship (a bequest from Helen S. Bentley and C. Fred Bentley) provides assistance to Canadian and developing-country graduate students with a university degree in agriculture, forestry or biology, who wish to undertake postgraduate,
applied, on-farm research with cooperating farmers in a developing country.

In principle, IDRC supports research on all parts of the developing regions of the world. At this time, Fellowships and Awards is not supporting awards which involve research in Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Eastern Europe or Central Asia.

Projects should evaluate and/or promote the use of fertility enhancing plants, such as leguminous forages, shrubs, cover crops, and grain legumes in small farms. The intent is to seek ways to increase the yield of food crops, improve farmers` livelihoods, and improve soil fertility.

The research should seek cropping system changes that will lead to: sustainable and increased crop yields; production of more and improved animal feed; improved soil and water conservation; improved weed control, and/or biological fixation of nitrogen. Projects should be planned and executed in cooperation with an international agricultural research centre, or with a developing-country institution involved in agricultural research that has an applied on-farm orientation.

Eligibility
1. Applicants
Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or citizens of a
developing country who are currently enrolled full-time in a graduate program (Master`s, doctoral, post-doctoral) at a recognized university in Canada or in a developing country for the duration of the award period.

2. Key Selection Criteria
A. Focus of the Research:
Proposals must focus on very simple cropping systems research that can benefit
smallholder farmers in developing countries, especially rural women farmers.

B. Participatory
Research:
Applicants must use simple experiments executed by cooperating farmers under guidance by the researchers (see details about the location of individual on-farm experiments) , and conduct their research with the active participation of the farmers, including women farmers. This requires that farmers be involved in all stages of the
experiment on their land, including all the stages of land preparation, seeding, and harvesting.

Research proposals must include details of the comparisons envisioned between the traditional cropping practice of cooperating farmers and the side-by-side alternative cropping practice, which must include some type of leguminous crop or plant. Please consult the attached diagram that shows how a simple on-farm experiment might be compared to either one or two alternative cropping systems. Thus, experiments must compare crop yields from traditional unicrop practice with yields of the same crop combined with some kind of leguminous plant grown either simultaneously with the traditional crop, or perhaps in some cases, grown before the traditional crop is planted.

Similar experiments executed in rural school gardens, conducted with the help
and advice of the Fellowship holder, and with the participation of both students and teachers, are also encouraged.

The research procedures must include extensive dissemination of the research results.
Smallholder farmers, including rural women farmers, should be the major focus of such publicity:

a. The results should be presented in formats that can reach the various stakeholders, such as field days, farmer visits, briefs for policy-makers;
b. Dissemination will actively involve farmers, extension workers, local development initiatives, and agricultural organizations by addressing other smallholder farmers, especially rural women farmers;
c. The publicity should include farmers` visits and farmer-to-farmer teaching and learning.

The applicant must:
- Provide evidence that a large part, or all of the research, will be carried out on the farms of resource poor or smallholder farmers. The award will not support research carried out on the farms of large land holders or on research stations;
- Provide evidence that farmers will actively participate in the experiments. Thus, the development of simple on-farm experimental designs with appropriate controls to determine the practicality and profitability of introducing a leguminous crop in their cropping system is essential;
- Scholarship applicants must provide explanations of how they will make the frequent trips from the `home base` to the villages of the cooperating farmers. This is essential for successful execution of on-farm tests;
- Explain how the research data was collected and how the introduction of leguminous plants in their cropping systems is expected to improve the economic benefits to farmers;

Applicants should suggest anticipated benefits/improvemen ts and sustainability of
their proposal.

C. Sustainability:
The applicant must:
- Provide evidence that he/she is or will be supported by local institutions that have a good working relationship with target communities, farmers and/or extension agencies;
- Indicate that he/she will seek cooperation, help and support from the local `extension officers` and/or NGOs in the identification of individual farmers who
are likely to be suitable and cooperative.

Duration
Award tenure corresponds with the period of field research. In general, this will be between eighteen months and twenty-four months.

Value
The value of the award is up to CA $30,000. If there is strong evidence of significant potential benefits, the award may be extended upon re-application.

Progress Reports
Fellowship holders will commit to provide IDRC with three brief progress reports per year.

Deadlines
October 1, 2010 (awards will be announced by mid-December 2010).

Tenure must be undertaken by December of the following year.

Please submit all documents listed in the List of Supporting Documents to be
Submitted. Complete applications must be received at the Centre by the deadline. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered for the competition. Applications must be sent to the following address:

By regular mail, Canada Post Priority Post or XPRESSPOST:

The Bentley Fellowship
Fellowships and Awards
International
Development Research Centre (IDRC)
PO Box 8500
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G
3H9 - Canada

By courier services:

The Bentley Fellowship
Fellowships and Awards
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
150 Kent Street, Mailroom Suite 990
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 0B2 - Canada
Fax: (1 613) 236-4026
Telephone: (1 613) 236-6163 ext.: 2098
E-mail: cta@idrc.ca

More information on the website:
http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-84362-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html

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